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All the King's Men | Study Guide

Robert Penn Warren

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All the King's Men | Character Map

Jack Burden Cynical, passive muckraker; becomes responsible Employer Mistress Mistress and mentor Enemy Enemies Lovers Siblings Colleagues Mother Lovers Friends Father Anne Stanton Idealistic woman; believes in strict moral code Judge Irwin Respected judge; commits suicide because of scandal Adam Stanton Brilliant surgeon; disillusioned by father's corruption Sadie Burke Tormented political operator Jack's mother Delusional woman; marries men she doesn't love Willie Stark Powerful governor; uses corruption to achieve goals; also called the Boss
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